Source: The Missing Reel by Seamus McGuire And John Lee
I know a John Blessing’s Reel, also known as Charlie Harris Reel (sometimes played as a polka), which is quite different, but also in D mayor. Never heard this version with that name before. Is there any information about this tune here?
Find another version here https://thesession.org/tunes/2825
another recording of John Blessing
The crooked rose album
The Funny Days of Easter
A very similar version of this tune appears in the Francis Reynolds manuscript of Gaigue, Ballinamuck, Co. Longford written in the last quarter of the 19th century. Given that John Blessing lived quite close to Gaigue this title in the manuscript is probably what it was known as that local region.
Re: John Blessing’s
Aidan Connolly does a bang-up job of this on Be Off.